On today’s date just two years ago today, SpaceX, a space transportation company in California, launched for the first time the Falcon 9 rocket. This was (and is) an important occurrence in the timeline of development of commercial space travel…aka regular people getting to travel in space. The Falcon 9 was launched into low-Earth orbit

Staying Safe in All Weather

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 by

The south is still in recovery mode after the storms that ripped through the area in the last few weeks. Some NASA images taken via Landsatellite are helping scientists understand the paths of the tornadoes. You might have heard your parents talking about the storms, or maybe you even live near where they took place. Storms that

Scientists of Slime

Tuesday, 19 April 2011 by

Since this Friday is Earth Day and April is Earth Month, today’s post celebrates an important, but unsung hero of our Earth’s ecosystem: green slime. The Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view-Sensor or SeaWiFS is an instrument that was carried on the OrbView-2 spacecraft and sent data to scientists about phytoplankton and algae in Earth’s bodies of water.

Space History: 50 Years Later

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 by

Have you ever taken a trip only to ask your parents “are we there yet?” Your trip might have taken several hours or even days, depending on how far away your destination was. One very important trip that took place on this day in history lasted only 108 minutes, or 12 minutes shy of 2

Earth Day is April 22, but this year, let’s celebrate our earth all month long. Many communities are hosting events during the month of April which will allow citizens to come out and participate in clean-ups, recycling drives and other fun activities. Check your local community calendars to see if there are fun ways to